Wednesday June4, 2009
Another one bites the dust.
With Scott Hairston’s bicep injury, yet another Padre went on the DL today.
That makes it seven players on the DL currently and nine players who have spent time there so far this season.
Will Venable was called up to take Hairston’s place in the lineup. Drew Macias would have been called up, but a contusion on his left hand may send him to the DL as well.
Last time I checked the Padres were on pace for 1100 player days on the DL in 2009 or just a few under their MLB record of 1200+ player days on the DL last season.
The record amount of injuries that plagued the Padres in 2009 is what doomed their season. Could they be on the way to another injury and loss filled season?
I sure hope not. It is hard watching your AAA players in a Padres uniform every day.
The good news is that Everth Cabrera has started his minor league rehab assignment and has to join the Padres by June 23rd and Mike Adams is also on a rehab assignment and could join the Padres as soon as Friday.